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  • n. a man's purse
  • n. a male nurse


Blend of man and purse (Wiktionary)
Blend of male and nurse (Wiktionary)


  • Date: September 12th 2008 coorect me if i'm wrong but i think i came up with the word murse in the summer of 2002 on a trip to buenos aires to describe the man-purse. could be wrong. anyway, the

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  • She had been to the impound lot to extract what Ryan called his murse (short for man-purse), which held an inches-thick trove of lyrics to songs with titles such as: "Into the Abyss," "Shell of an Empty Soul" and "Wolves at the Heels of Saints." rss feed

  • A decade later, I rode my hipster Xootr scooter to my job as the managing partner of a venture capital firm, with my man purse or "murse" flapping on the handlebars.

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  • For men, some are predicting that the touchscreen tablet may spark a renaissance in the man bag, man's purse or "murse".

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  • A decade later, I rode my hipster Xootr scooter to my job as the managing partner of a venture capital firm, with my man purse (or "murse") flapping on the handlebars.

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  • Men spend, too, so we also need 'murse' tightening. "carries in his, he replied:" I can't stand loose change in my pocket.

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  • Hey, I just saw that the Norm Thompson Nantucket bag seems to be on clearance now, in aka "murse"

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  • Chabon brings his prodigiously entertaining verbal intelligence to a very personal investigation of what it means to be a father, a son and a husband at a moment when those job descriptions are so plagued by contradictions that a simple act like buying a bag to put your stuff in - a man purse, or "murse," if you will - is all but impossible. - Exposing Liberal Media Bias

  • i have see many men with a "murse" and no one thinks anything of it.

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  • My 'murse' is just large enough to carry a few legal documents, passport, wallet, small change purse, business cards and personalized note cards, mints, hand sanitizer, family photo and latest book I am reading. "

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  • Murse
    Is a noun and a portmanteau. It is a mixture of the words man and purse and is slang.
    1. A bag that a stylish man would carry which resembles a messenger bag or a “man purse” which is now becoming more and more popular with celebrities.
    2. Refers to a male nurse, a mixture of man and nurse.

    Burberry murse alert!
    "In this age of metrosexuality, why can't a man carry a murse (man purse) around with him?"
    In an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Matt LeBlanc’s character, Joey carries a man’s handbag (“murse”) around.
    In the movie, Meet the Focker’s, Ben Stiller’s character’s profession is a male nurse (“murse”)

    July 14, 2010

  • Somewhere in here there's scope for a pun on immersion therapy, but... well, I agree: ugh.

    January 31, 2009

  • Ugh.

    January 31, 2009